(Santa Monica). Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) was one of dozens of community leaders and residents that gathered at the Santa Monica Pier to #ProtectthePacific and reject the efforts of the Trump administration to drill off the coast of California for oil. "Everyone cares about this issue. there is very nominal support if any at all in California for off shore oil drilling" said Bloom. "The stakes are real for generations of Californians," added Bloom.